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Old 01-05-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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Large screen ereaders - suggestions 9"screen size or greate

Hi Members,

I'm in the market for a large-screen eink reader. (pearl seems best, as far as I can tell.)

I mainly want to read PDF files with it, and want the (paperwhite) eink large screen.

Does anyone have views of Onyx M92 versus the Icarus Excel, which seem to be almost the same, and apparently the best choices.
Does anyone know anything about service and support in the USA? Is the software different?

Did anyone consider Kindle DX, or other alternatives?

There appear to be no Android large screen eink reader alternatives. Is that what you have found?

Thanks, EPJ
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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There are endless threads in this forum on the best choice of device for reading PDFs. You'd be best off reading a few of those.
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Yes, the Onyx M92 seems to be the best choice now.

The Icarus is the same reader, as you've already found out. The Onyx M92 comes with a black cover, but the difference should be in customer service or firmware. It's best to ask our experts here in the Onyx subforum.
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Take a Onyx M92, not a Icarus. Yes, it's the same hardware, but the standard M92 has a firmware which progress very well. It's possible that an Icarus can't use the last firmware available. It's the case for the model "black pearl" sold by a vendor.

Read the specific forum : http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=220

A user has an Icarus on the forum. You could contact him about the firmware update.

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:53 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot!

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Take a Onyx M92, not a Icarus. Yes, it's the same hardware, but the standard M92 has a firmware which progress very well. It's possible that an Icarus can't use the last firmware available.
Is there any reason to suppose that the firmware wouldn't be interchangeable? On earlier Onyx models that were rebranded by other retailerss (eg the Onyx Boox 60, which was also sold by BeBook as the BeBook Neo) you could install whichever firmware appealed to you.
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Is there any reason to suppose that the firmware wouldn't be interchangeable? On earlier Onyx models that were rebranded by other retailerss (eg the Onyx Boox 60, which was also sold by BeBook as the BeBook Neo) you could install whichever firmware appealed to you.
Yes, some retailers customize the Onyx M92, like one that change the TTS software and lock the device. It's interesting to check if the device accept the standard firmware.

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Yes, some retailers customize the Onyx M92, like one that change the TTS software and lock the device. It's interesting to check if the device accept the standard firmware.
Is that true of the Icarus, though?
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Is there any reason to suppose that the firmware wouldn't be interchangeable? On earlier Onyx models that were rebranded by other retailerss (eg the Onyx Boox 60, which was also sold by BeBook as the BeBook Neo) you could install whichever firmware appealed to you.
Yeah, the BeBooks were good that way. I used to have a BeBook One (a Hanlin V3) that you could run any V3 OEM firmware on you liked. Once upon a time I even had a hacked-together firmware that did MobiPocket and Adobe DRM at the same time, which no official version was able (read: allowed by Amazon) to do.

I kept going back to OpenInkpot, though.
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No, you can use the standard firmware : http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...postcount=1004

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I have installed the last firmware for M92 (1.8 (1.8.20121113)) on my Icarus Excel without a problem. Everything is working well. Thanks
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Yes, I thought I'd read that this was the case. Thanks for confirming it.
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Hi Members,

I'm in the market for a large-screen eink reader. (pearl seems best, as far as I can tell.)

I mainly want to read PDF files with it, and want the (paperwhite) eink large screen.

Does anyone have views of Onyx M92 versus the Icarus Excel, which seem to be almost the same, and apparently the best choices.
Does anyone know anything about service and support in the USA? Is the software different?

Did anyone consider Kindle DX, or other alternatives?

There appear to be no Android large screen eink reader alternatives. Is that what you have found?

Thanks, EPJ
Used Kindle DX under 200 $ is the best buy.

Just install kindlepdfviewer and enjoy reading your pdf, djvu, epub, mobi, cbz and other files.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=157047

But if you need to do a lot of pdf annotations, handwriting etc. and don't want to simultaneously use tablet while reading then Icarus and M92 are better choice.

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Used Kindle DX under 200 $ is the best buy.

Just install kindlepdfviewer and enjoy reading your pdf, djvu, epub, mobi, cbz and other files.
I have an original/1st gen Kindle DX. Will this kindlepdfviewer be available and do a better job than the built in reader for PDFs?
(I suspect it's lack of CPU power that's the main problem when I try to view scanned/imaged based large-page PDFs.)
I guess I would need to root the device?
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I have an original/1st gen Kindle DX. Will this kindlepdfviewer be available and do a better job than the built in reader for PDFs?
(I suspect it's lack of CPU power that's the main problem when I try to view scanned/imaged based large-page PDFs.)
I guess I would need to root the device?
kindlepdfviewer is a lot better pdf reader than built-in reader, giving you almost everything you need to read scanned and textual pdfs comfortably and quickly.

I also have Kindle DX White.

You can install it even without rooting but i would suggest above mentioned method that uses launchpad and jailbraking.

It's simple and takes a few minutes.

If you happen to fail at some step, not a big deal, just do it all over again untill you succeed.

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